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11.21.2008

Washington Supreme Court Gives Green Light to State Approval of Wind Farms Over Local Objections

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A unanimous Washington Supreme Court ruling on November 20 should give backers of large-scale wind projects a major boost in their efforts to build wind farms in this state. In Residents Opposed to Kittitas Turbines v. Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (“ROKT”), the court ruled that the Governor and the state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (“EFSEC”) have the power to override local zoning ordinances that might hinder development of wind projects. View full article (PDF).